Few more changes to the BFe...
2004 Marzocchi Z1 Freerides with QR20 axle
Chris King headset
X0 rear mech in orange
I changed the forks purely because I wanted some black forks, it took a while to track some down a pair for sensible money. I had a 20mm conversion kit from some hubs that I bought from b7stards. I gave thema quick service before I fitted them and was glad I did because the oil was black as anything. These old bombers are super easy to service so it didn't take too long the only tricky bit was the oil heights because an old PDF from the Windwave website didn't tie up with the info on the Marzocchi website. Turns out the Marzocchi website was wrong because when I put their stated oil in, I got hydraulic lock out. Oil removed to the Windwave volume and they are now super smooth and working well.
I ended up changing the headset because the race for the Crank Bros headset is made from cheese. Despite removing it very, very gently from the previous forks it refused to set properly on the new forks. It seems to have stretched, do I poped in the Kint that I bought from another me begin here that was originally destined for the SX.
The rear mech was swapped because my old X9 is dead...it's lost all of its spring tension which means it flops about too much over the rough stuff. So much in fact that it was allowing the chain to flick forward, jump off the chainring and jam in the chain device. The jockey wheels were mega worn too; like ninja stars! I managed to source an X0 mech in orange to match the new bits and dropped it on the floor when cleaning it and I broke one of the jockey wheels so its now sporting some CNC ones.
Anyway, enough rambling here are some pics (excuse the fence, it's not ours and we keep whining at next door to sort it, but our words fall on deaf ears). The garden is also only part way through being reclaimed from the winter so is a bit of a mess.
Looking forward to riding it on Sunday to see if the new forks are any stiffer with the QR20 axle.
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